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invasion that left jennifer hawke-petit and daughters haley and michaela dead. that followed a week of chill i video of jennifer's last minutes alive. and grueling testimony of william petit, the lone survivor. >> we have a lot of support. like to thank friends and people from all over the state and the country for their notes and texts and e-mails. they've been very supportive. >> reporter: petit addressed reporters outside court. >> we're happy with the way the prosecution is presenting its case and things are moving along at a reasonable pace. >> reporter: the prosecution's case turned to photographs of the petit's torched home that told the tale of torture and murder. cynthia is jennifer's sister. >> we have lived with this for over three years and we did walk through the house a long time ago so those images really stay in your mind even though they wish they could leave. >> reporter: pictures of fire ravaged bedrooms, cords still tied to bed posts that prosecutors say were used to restrain the petit daughters, both girls died of smoke inhalation. >> what that does is really pu
accused of trying to cash in on the pipeline explosion that has killed at least four people. jennifer mistrot reports, prosecutors hope the arrests will
images of jennifer hawk pettitte alive. this newly-released video ticks off the final moments of a horrific crime. pettitte withdraws $15,000, nervously explaining that she and her family being held hostage and the money is a ransom. the manager called 911. >> we have a lady in the bank right now who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. she is petrie if ied. all right pettitte got the money and left the bank at 9:22. >> they told us they wouldn't hurt anybody if she got back there with the money. she believes them. >> reporter: at 9:26, police in unmarked cars to the pettitte house. officers are told to block off the street. almost 30 minutes later, 9:54, a badly injured william pettitte escapes to a neighbor's house and a second 911 call is made. >> i got bill pettitte here who's hurt, my neighbor. >> he's at your house? >> yes. he is right here. >> reporter: the suspects allegedly set the house on fire and attempt to flee in the pettitte's car. police tried to block the driveway causing the two vehicles to collide. the officers approached the car
. by then it was too late to save jennifer hawke-petit and her two daughters. the delay raises the question did the small-town force have the training and resources to save the victims? joining us to talk it over oh, bill stat ton, private investigators and former new york city police officer. good to have you with us. >> thank you. >> i just want to hear your side of this, your feelings. as a former police officer this has to bother you tremendously at the response time was as long as it was for something like . >> this is well, absolutely. but first, let's say, these two gentlemen are evil personified. forotdefense to make the allegation that somehow the police department's fault this actually happened, you know, that's horrendous, out of the question. but, there are a lot of questions that need to be asked and answered. >> do you think it is just as simple as it is cheshire, an affluent town in connecticut, they don't have resources although you would think with the taxes people pay they would but not have the training or not know how to respond to a quote/unquote big city crime like this? >
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